I spent today waiting for the cable repairman. He was a very sharp fellow, and managed to find the problem quickly. Actually, the day wasn't a total loss, as I was able to get some information about contracting agencies (he is an independent contractor).
While I was waiting, I blerked for several hours. I also cleaned up the kitchen, not perfectly, but enough to justify my time. I also mulled over some issues I'll be writing about in the next week.